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Relay For Life Organizers Offer Sponsorships To ‘Light Up The Night’

    American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Yalobusha County will be held April 24, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Crawford Sports Complex. “Help us light up the night!,” urges Glenda Gordon, Chairman. Sponsor a “Light for the Night” as a business, individual, or member of a Relay Team. You may purchase your sponsorship for a minimum donation of $100 April 7 through 20. In appreciation for your generous gift, a sign with your name will be placed on the Crawford Sports Complex light poles on event night. For more information call Glenda Gordon, Relay for Life Chairman, at (662) 473-4963.


Wrestling Scheduled At Bruce Armory

    Wrestling will be held this Saturday night, April 18, at the Bruce National Guard Armory. Bell time is 7:30. For more information contact Shelia at Med-Mart in Water Valley, 473-4426.


Starkville Arts Council Hosts Annual Cotton Arts Festival

    The Starkville Area Arts Council will host the 14th Annual Cotton District Arts Festival, Saturday, April 18th, in the Historic Cotton District in Starkville. For more information about the festival, contact the SAAC office at 662-324-3080 or visit

    Along with the festival, sports fans can attend MSU’s Super Bulldog Weekend.  Events include baseball and softball games, a football spring scrimmage game, tennis matches, a pig cooking contest, MSU Fan Fair and much more.  For more information about Super Bulldog Weekend, check out


Bingo Scheduled Friday Night

    VFW Bingo will be played Friday night, April 17. Come join VFW Post 4100 for a fun filled night of bingo at their Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley. The building opens at 5:30 p.m. Sales begin at 6 p.m., and the first of 24 games starts at 7 p.m. You must be at least 18 years old to play.


Road House Performs At VFW

  Saturday night, April 18, VFW Post 4100 welcomes you to a musical night of entertainment by the Road House Band. The band starts at 8 p.m. and plays until midnight. “Join us in listening, or dancing, to country music at the VFW Post Home, located at 11535 Highway 315, west of Water Valley,” stated Senior Vice Commander David Rhines.


Public Is Invited To Annual Iris Show Scheduled In Charleston

    The 16th annual Iris Show of the North Mississippi Iris Society, an affiliate of the American Iris Society, will be held Saturday, April 25, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. The show will be held in the Tallahatchie County Extension Service Building, South Market Street (one block south of the Square),  in Charleston. The public is invited and admission is free.


Kindergarten Registration Is Scheduled  For Thursday, April 16

    Kindergarten registration will be Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Davidson Elementary school library.  Parents must bring the following documents to complete the registration process:

certified birth certificate, Mississippi certificate of immunization, Social Security card, and two proofs of residency. School officials encourage parents to register early to make the first day of school an easy and enjoyable day.


Luminarias Are Available

    Luminarias for the annual Relay For Life event can be purchased at Mechanics Bank, or by seeing Pat Holiday. They are also available at the Yalobusha Country Club from Glenda Gordon, Event Chairman.

    Luminarias that are purchased are a symbol of remembrance and hope. It symbolizes a time to grieve for those we have lost, to reflect on our cancer experience, or that of those closest to us, and to find hope that tomorrow holds the promise of a cancer-free world. Luminarias purchased in memory of a cancer victim or in honor of a cancer survivor cost $10. “Help us light the track during Relay For Life on April 24,” says Gordon.


Pine Valley Trail Ride Is Set For May 9

    The annual trail ride held at the Pine Valley School will be the second Saturday in May (as always) and it is on May 9 this year. All proceeds from the trail ride are used for the renovation and the upkeep of the Pine Valley School Community Center, Inc.

    “Please mark your calendar for this event,” stated Joni Camp, Publicity Chairperson.


Floral Designer Offers Information At Quick Bites Program

    This week on Thursday, April 16th, there will be a Quick Bites program at noon at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building.  The hour-long lunch program will be presented on the green revolution, which is a familiar topic floral designer, Lynette McDougald.  

    Having grown up in a rural plant nursery in north Mississippi, Lynette began collecting and designing with what was available.  Known for mimicking nature in design, Lynette will demonstrate that the best design and the best plant materials are right outside the door.  Joining her will be the Senior Seminar in Horticulture class from MSU with tips from organic mechanics to composting.  

    For any gardening enthusiast, this will be an hour well spent.  If you are interested in this program, please join the Mississippi State University Extension Service.


Judged Horse Shows Scheduled On Consecutive Saturdays

    The Tri-Lakes Western Horse Show Association will have judged horse shows on April 18th and 25th at the Yalobusha County Multipurpose Building beginning at 2 pm with the trial class.  The judged classes will start at 3 pm and a timed event horse show will follow.  As usual, these shows are free to spectators.


High School Drama Club Presents Comedy – Mystery Play

    The Water Valley High School Drama Club will present “And Then There Was None” by Michael Druce on Thursday, April 23, beginning at the 7 p.m. The play will be held in the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Admission is $3 at the door. The production is an one-act comedy/mystery. It is produced by special arrangement with Contemporary Drama Service.


Garden Club Offers Pavers

    The Garden Club of Water Valley is selling commemorative pavers in honor/memory of anyone who has served their country in any branch of the miliary. Pavers are to be placed around the flagpole in city park. Cost per paver is $50. Call Cheryl Pass at 473-2324 or Jane Franklin at 473-2158 to place an order.


Grief Support Offered To Public

    North Mississippi Hospice of Oxford sponsors grief support groups that meet every month. These group meetings are open to anyone who has experienced loss. The upcoming meeting date at Azalea Gardens in Oxford is Wednesday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. A light lunch will be provided at the noon group meeting. For information call (662) 234-0140.

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